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baseball writers. >> this is one whait means to be elected from the hall of fame. so consider irony when baseball traditionally honors its best, this time, reopened an old wound exposing the worst. >> i think baseball never figured out how to process steroid era. it's awkward for the game and fans. this is more awkwardness. >> lance will gyms not a baseball writer but on a day they elect nod one its safe so-to-say they influence them, writers like mark purdy when abstained. >> i did not vote for ware barry bonds, roger clemens, sammy sosa, mike piazza. >> all are great player who's otherwise have been shoo ins without steroid autos people asked them to vote in this election. one of the guidelines is supposed to consider sportsman ship. all right? to me, if you cheated that is addressing those issues. i still don't have information about what the whole landscape looked like. to some, the hall of fame is about performance, art did vote for bonds. >> barry bonds deserves to be in the hall of fame. a man who wins seven cy yungz deserves to be now.. >> so many great names, so many questions s
it will end up? >> well, i think all through the election season, all they ever talk about was leaving afghanistan, but this is real. this was a very big deal this week and a very big change. u.s. troops will be in an advise and train -- that's all they'll be doing come spring. >> pulling back from the front lines. >> pulling back from the front lines. they will be with afghan forces. the president has not announced how fast they'll draw down but i suspect by the end of this year we could be down to 30,000 troops. we're 66,000 troops now, possibly down to 30,000 and when we really draw down in 2014, when we are no longer doing combat missions, i think you'll see anywhere from only 6,000 to 9,000 and the important thing to remember about that, george, is two details. tail means the enablers, the support, we would really have if we had 3,000 troops there, we would really have only 800 trigger pullers. you'll see a lot of counterterrorism action, all of those things joe biden talked about a long time ago. i think that's all we'll have there in the future. >> senator corker, are you comfor
, is the second time in four decades voters have not elected candidates into the baseball hall of fame. wayne freedman is live with reaction. wayne? >> not just anyone gets to vote for the hall of fame. you need to be a member of the baseball writers of association. need to have done it 10 years. not just anyone gets voted into the hall of fame, either. a player needs votes from 75% of the members. barry bonds received barely half of that. how many baseball riders spent the day defending themselves. if they voted, they were probably more than a few. this is a man who abstained in his vote die not vote for barry bonds. i did not vote for roger clemens. dinot vote for sammy sosa. i did not vote for mike piazza. >> those are four names linked to the steroid era. >> i don't understand why they won't elect him into the hall of fame. it don't make sense. >> the vote into which no one was elected wrings baseball's former little secret in the shadows, front and center again. lance will yimz wrote the book exposing barry bonds. >> i think baseball never figured out how to process the steroid era. it's
at this hour and two them have never held elected office before. environmental advocate and an affordable housing advocate who will replace a council veteran from west oakland. the third new member will replace a veteran councilmen from another district. the california legislature begin as new session in sacramento with a new advantage for democrats. for the first time in 130 years democrat lawmakers have supermajorities in both the senate and the state in the assembly. they will work with the governor of the same party. the combination means they could unilaterally increase taxes, pass emergency legislation, and put constitutional amendments before voters. >> playoff fever is gripping the bay fever with 49 playoff tickets online attic it master and told out in three minutes. they play on saturday at candlestick park at 5:00. fans have been encouraged to visit the nfl ticket exchange or another resale site to go to the game. it it is possible more tickets could be made available through ticket master. the sharks are preparing for hockey season that many thought would never happen now that
by change to the 11-member panel. this morning, newly elected supervisor took her oath of office add minute sistered by political ally, california attorney general. the first order of business is selecting a member to lead them as president. so far, there are no clear frontrunner. last time it took 11 rounds to select the position. pro nudists say if scott weiner is choicen they will disrobe in protest. he sponsored a public nudity ban last year. >> california nudists may not have to fill in as many bubbles on state standardized tests in the future, with the top education official unveiling a new system of student achieve ment testing supposed to emphasis critical thinking skills rather than have them choose the best answer. the standardized test measures constitute progress in english and math and qualifies high schoolers for graduation. >> still ahead, officials issued a winter "spare the air" alert today. if you look over the bay, a little bit hazy out there, right? our meteorologist, leigh glaser, is ahead with a look at the air quality and the accweather forecast. >> gabrielle giffords
thing was said prior to president obama's first election, adding that not once in four years has sage gun restriction ever been introduced. >> a famous san francisco 79-year-old watering hole is re-opening next month. the gold dust lounge lot its lease last year. the owner moved to jefferson street. the lounge was scheduled to open last night. opening day, however, is now february 1st. >> just ahead, a cold snap moving in, cornell bernard is live in sonoma county tonight. >> can you feel it? another cold snap is moving in, and petaluma is bundling up tonight, and where are my gloves? we'll have the live report coming up. >> ama: just how cold is it expected to get leigh glaser is up next with the forecast,. >> mike: broncos and ravens got together for a football game and it turned into a track meet. it went to double-overtime. we have >> ama: more cold weather is moving in. at it expected to get even colder tonight and tomorrow. cornell bernard is life in petaluma with how people in the north bay are coping. where are your gloved? reporter: you know what? i left them at home. i left t
emergency is forcing an oakland hospital to postpone elective surgeries. officials have issued a cold dry at the med center after a utility problem shut off water to the facility meaning no one could use the sinks or flush toilet. water was restored late in the evening but nonemergency surgeries have been put off until they make sure everything is okay. patients were never in danger and the hospital will not elaborate on the utility failure. >> former san francisco giants star barry bonds will find out if he was voted in major league baseball's hall of fame. they are expected to announce the results of the votes around 11 a.m. and many have expressed reservations of bonds because of questions about steroid use. votes are cast for a seven time cy young award winner clemens and seem sosa all linked to steroids. >> a settlement between pg&e and a family that lost a mother and daughter in the gas explosion and fire gives the family rights over the safety progress. the 44-year-old mother and her 13-year-old daughter were among eight people killed in the blast and fire that destroyed more than
whose did not make it, no one made it, the first time in four decades baseball writers did not elect anyone to the hall of fame. >> happening now, owners of the 30 national hockey league teams meet in new york to vote on the tentative deal to end the player lock out coming to an agreement last weekend that would have ended a 48 game season that begins john -- january 19. the sharks and other teams are set to report on sunday. still ahead, frightening moments for passengers on a commuter ferry in manhattan. a crash injured dozens of people. >> a terrifying ski slope accident caught on video. what was supposed to be an extreme thrill ride ended unfortunately in a deadly >> look at this chaos in casualties in lower manhattan near wall street after a high speed ferry boat ran into a dock. officials say that 58 people were injured with two in critical condition. first responders are on the scene in minutes to tend to the victims. 343 passengers and crew were on the ferry from new jersey when the unexpectedly hard landing happened. >> i was sitting in the back of the ferry and the boat --
. >> some people were surprised that ben affleck and kathryn bigelow were not elected for argo and zero dark thirty. you can see it all here sunday, february 24, reporting live for los angeles for abc7 news. >> we have a list of all the nominees and you can make your pick for the winners and post them to facebook with" my pick" feature. you can see who wins on sunday, february 24, when the oscars are given out, like, only on abc7. can't wait to see what our viewers think and what the stars will wear. >> do we want to know about the weather? >> they have snow, also, the grapevine being closed and we still have a chance for snow. it is the cold weather that is going to be the big story. you can see the clouds are still out there but not impressive looking and they do not need to be when you talk snow. it does not take much moisture to make snow. the flakes were decent size and coming down gingerly but they added up to a nice dusting. there is still a possibility they will continue to do that as we look eastover the ocean, the bay and to the ocean from our east bay hills camera this is san jose
. >> reporter: and before that, john kerry for secretary of state. four top appointments since the election. four men. and then, this. "the new york times" published this white house photograph wednesday, showing the president speaking with top advisers in the oval office. ten people visible, all men. and late wednesday, labor secretary, hilda solis, announced she's leaving. the third woman in the cabinet heading for the exits. all this prompted "washington post" columnist, ruth marcus, to quip, it's "mad men" goes to washington, except peggy's leaving. >> it's time for me to move on. >> reporter: the white house says such criticism is way off-base. >> women serve in key policy roles as they do in the administration. >> reporter: as that all-male photo hit "the new york times," the white house released a new photo of the day, with a slightly different look. overall, about 43% of the president's appointees have been women. considerably more than president bush. and president obama chose women for arguably his two most important nominees, to the supreme court. soon, the president will have to
. they made no arrest in either case. >>> elective surgeries are postponed until tomorrow evening as it recovers from a water emergency. officials issued a code dry at the medical center at its merit pavilion campus. water was restored after 5:00 p.m. but for more than four hours, surgeries were canceled and no one could use sinks or flushed toilets. it affects all aspects of the hospital except for urgent patient care issues. the hospital blames it on a utility failure, but they would not elaborate. >>> governor jerry brown says he will be here to, quote, kick around for a longtime after completing radiation treatment for prostate cancer. >> i'm ready. i am raring to go. don't expect me to leave too soon. >> the 70 -- 74-year-old governor says he is finished with his treatment. it is going great. brown had surgery to remove a growth on his nodes. the governor general will release his proposed budget and deliver his state of the state address on january 24th. >>> lance armstrong is preparing for his first interview since being banned from cycling for life. he will sit down with op
a republican but that his party's shift to the right has caused it to lose elections saying it has to change along with the country's population. >>> in india tonight, there is new outrage over a new incident of sexual attack. six men are behind bars tonight. police say a 29-year-old woman was brutally assaulted by a group of men including the driver of a bus on which she was traveling. last month the brutal and ultimately deadly attack against another woman on a bus caused worldwide condemnation and protests. >>> in moscow thousands of russians on behalf of americans are outraged that their government has blocked adoptions of russian children by american families saying they are using children to settle political scores. more than 650,000 children, many of them disabled, are in russian orphanages instead of coming to america. >>> in beijing, china, the air is so thick with pollution, it looks like night at the height of noon. even state tv is acknowledging the threat which they rarely do. at the city's famous tiananmen square, the portrait of chairman mao can barely be stand behind a soldie
. >>> elective surgeries are postponed until tomorrow evening as it recovers from a water emergency. officials issued a code dry at the medical center at its merit pavilion campus. water was restored after 5:00 p.m. but for more than four hours, surgeries were canceled and no one could use sinks or flushed toilets. it affects all aspects of the hospital except for urgent patient care issues. the hospital blames it on a utility failure, but they would not elaborate. >>> governor jerry brown says he will be here to, quote, kick around for a longtime after completing radiation treatment for prostate cancer. >> i'm ready. i am raring to go. don't expect me to leave too soon. >> the 70 -- 74-year-old governor says he is finished with his treatment. it is going great. brown had surgery to remove a growth on his nodes. the governor general will release his proposed budget and deliver his state of the state address on january 24th. >>> lance armstrong is preparing for his first interview since being banned from cycling for life. he will sit down with oprah winfrey, and he is expected to talk about the
of the violence, oakland's vice mayor called for a state of emergency in the city. newly elected city councilmember supports that call. >> that directive is being given to the administrator to work with our legal council to approach jerry brown. >> the city leaders wrapped up a conference call to coordinate what they say is a major announcement tomorrow. a spokesperson says the public deserves a strong and fast reaction to the violence on friday. that conference call wrapped up and shots were fired in this neighborhood. as police collected clues from the latest shooting, he could not share details about monday's announcement or what a state of emergency in oakland might mean. but city leaders at all levels are working together and are seeking support from other agencies to stem the violence. >> the police chief will inform the public in terms of the support we receive from law enforcement outside of oaknd la. and secondly some of the actions that have occurred over the weekend. we are not going to tolerate that anymore. >> abc7 news. >> and stay with abc7 news. we will have updates on
. in the wake of the violence, oakland's vice mayor called for a state of emergency in the city. newly elected city councilmember supports that call. >> that directive is being given to the administrator to work with our legal council to approach jerry brown. >> the city leaders wrapped up a conference call to coordinate what they say is a major announcement tomorrow. a spokesperson says the public deserves a strong and fast reaction to the violence on friday. that conference call wrapped up and shots were fired in this neighborhood. as police collected clues from the latest shooting, he could not share details about monday's announcement or what a state of emergency in oakland might mean. but city leaders at all levels are working together and are seeking support from other agencies to stem the violence. >> the police chief will inform the public in terms of the support we receive from law enforcement outside of oaknd la. and secondly some of the actions that have occurred over the weekend. we are not going to tolerate that anymore. >> abc7 news. >> and stay with abc7 news. we will have updat
york. >>> apparently some of the thrill is gone for barack obama. four years and one re-election after his historic oath taking as america's first black president, far fewer people are expected this time. between 600,000 and 800,000. inaugural festivities are being scaled back including two official balls this year. there were 10 the last time around. >>> one of the president's most ardent supporters, nancy pelosi was in san francisco for a celebration. the speaker hosted her annual happy new year celebration at the presidio. the celebration is in honor of the rehab program that is dear to pelosi's heart. she gave the crowd a prediction. >> 2013 will be a great year. you know why? we will make it so. we will insist upon it. thank you all very much for the opportunity to serve you. thank you for leading the way. >> the foundation, a nationally recognized program, has received generous government grants thanks to pelosi. >>> the executive chairman of google is going where few have traveled, north korea. right now schmidt is in beijing. he will leave tomorrow for north korea that has one
for barack obama. four years and one re-election after his historic oath taking as america's first black president, far fewer people are expected this time. between 600,000 and 800,000. inaugural festivities are being scaled back including two official balls this year. there were 10 the last time around. >>> one of the president's most ardent supporters, nancy pelosi was in san francisco for a celebration. the speaker hosted her annual happy new year celebration at the presidio. the celebration is in honor of the rehab program that is dear to pelosi's heart. she gave the crowd a prediction. >> 2013 will be a great year. you know why? we will make it so. we will insist upon it. thank you all very much for the opportunity to serve you. thank you for leading the way. >> the foundation, a nationally recognized program, has received generous government grants thanks to pelosi. >>> the executive chairman of google is going where few have traveled, north korea. right now schmidt is in beijing. he will leave tomorrow for north korea that has one of the world's most restrictive internet policies.
checking more. >>> from elected office to driving around, yes, in his own personal tank. why this vehicle is truly something special to former california governor arnold schwarzenegger. more details coming up in "the skinny." look at that. >> arnold is many things, dull is not one of them. huh? >>> first, president obama is back from vacation, but also facing a major battle on capitol hill. >> that's right, top lawmakers on both sides of the aisles are already attacking the president's choice to head the pentagon. abc's david kerley reports from the white house. >> reporter: as the president returned from hawaii, senior officials tell abc news he will nominate former republican senator chuck hagel as the next secretary of defense. >> chuck hagel is out of the mainstream thinking i believe on most issues regarding foreign policy. >> reporter: republicans raised red flags continuing a campaign against hagel. >> chuck hagel is not a responsible option. >> reporter: democrats too have been cold to hagel, a social conservative. republicans complain about his stand on afghanistan, that we, quot
. >> water emergency is forcing an oakland hospital to postpone elective surgeries after a utility problem shut off water to the facility. no one could use the sinks or flush toilets. waters with restored late in the evening but not emergency surgeries have been put off until the staff makes sure that everything is okay. officials say patients were never in danger and the hospital, though, will not elaborate on the failure. >> barry bonds will find out this morning if he was voted in the hall of fame. they will announce the results of vote around 11:00 our time this morning and many have expressed reservations about bonds because questions of steroid use were votes are cast for the cy young award winner clemens and seem -- sammy sosa. >> a settlement between pg&e and a family that lost a mother and daughter in the san bruno gas explosion giving the family audit rights over the safety progress of the company. a mother and her 13-year-old daughter were among eight kills that destroyed 38 homes. in addition to monetary settlement the family attorney says pg&e must send progress reports on gas
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